06/07/2011 12:09 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2011

6 Glitches That Accidentally Invented Modern Gaming

Half of the art you enjoy every day is probably due to some happy accident. For instance, most of the tension in the movie "Jaws" can be credited to the fact that the fake shark they were using was a mechanical nightmare and too ridiculous to show on screen.

It's the same with videogames. In fact, some of the most iconic parts of gaming, such as Lara Croft's large chest and the violence of "Grand Theft Auto" appeared because of a mistake that made the game better.